The news of the new iPhones and the leaked celebrity photos create an atmosphere in which users might act rashly when presented with a message purportedly from Apple.
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A collection of notable security news items for the week ending September 19, 2014. Covers enterprise, controversies, reports and more.
In addition to Mavericks 10.9.5, the company released updates for earlier OS X versions, multiple new versions of Safari, and patches for Xcode, OS X Server and Apple TV.
The iPhone and iPad maker is encrypting its services, end-to-end, in a bid to prevent law enforcement (even with a search warrant) from accessing your device data.
The Enhanced Security Clearance Act of 2014 (HR 5482) hopes to employ 'social media screening' to flag violent psychopaths, and prevent the next Edward Snowden from getting a clearance.
Many severe vulnerabilities are fixed in the new version and remain in iOS 7.1.
New versions fix eight security vulnerabilities, several of which could result in system compromise.
Installation problems block one of the updates for Lync Server 2010 in MS14-055.
A security flaw in Amazon's website can lead to malicious links being added to Kindle e-books, which one researcher says can be used to compromise a person's Amazon.com account.
The fines threatened against Yahoo for failing to "join" the NSA's PRISM program would have thrown the company into financial turmoil. The company's lawyers speak out.